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SWB RailRiders’ Anyelo Gomez, Nestor Cortes and Mike Ford taken in Rule 5 draft

Sporting one of baseball’s top farm systems, the New York Yankees were bound to get hit hard in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. That’s exactly what happened. There were 61 players taken between the major league and Triple-A phases of the Rule 5 draft. Six of them came from the Yankees organization, including a trio of […]

Comments - 10:51 am

RailRiders manager Al Pedrique joins Athletics as coach; Yankees announce Aaron Boone hire

Al Pedrique is getting another shot to coach in the bigs. But just not with the New York Yankees. The Oakland Athletics named the former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager their new first base coach on Monday. Pedrique will also work with the infielders, something he did while he was with the RailRiders. The 57-year-old coach goes […]

Comments - 4:51 pm

Former SWB RailRiders catcher Eddy Rodriguez staying busy in retirement

Sure, Eddy Rodriguez is retired, but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you were around him. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders catcher announced his retirement from the game on Friday, but he’s already found a way to game himself busy. Two ways, actually. Rodriguez is working on a pair of endeavors — with a baseball analytics […]

Comments - 4:44 am

SWB RailRiders catcher Eddy Rodriguez announces retirement

Shortly after the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ season-ending 6-4 loss to the Durham Bulls in Game 4 of the Governors’ Cup Finals back in September, Eddy Rodriguez had said he was “99 percent sure” that he was done. He had just finished his last season. At 31 years old, the veteran catcher was fresh off the first […]

Comments - 10:03 pm

Away From the Game: SWB RailRiders’ Adam Marco ready for new challenge

Whether it’s the athletes, coaches, front office staff, athletic directors or training staff, it takes a small community to build a winning atmosphere, no matter the level of the sport. Away From the Game profiles movers and shakers in the world of Wyoming Valley athletics. This week features Adam Marco, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders director of […]

Comments - 6:33 am

Yankees add SWB RailRiders Gleyber Torres and Billy McKinney to 40-man roster

Sporting one of the deepest farm systems in baseball, the New York Yankees were extremely active leading up to Monday night’s deadline to set 40-man rosters ahead of December’s Rule 5 Draft. With so many talented Rule 5-eligible players, the Yankees had to make moves to clear roster spots so they could secure the necessary […]

Comments - 10:30 pm

SWB RailRiders manager Al Pedrique waiting to hear from Yankees

When Al Pedrique was named the International League Manager of the Year back in August the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager stressed how like his players, he’d still like a shot back in the majors, too. And now there is a clear path for him to do just that. After the New York Yankees decided not to […]

Comments - 9:54 pm - updated: 11:48 pm.

Marco named voice of RailRiders; Cave, Rumbelow added to Yanks’ 40-man roster

When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ season gets going Friday, April 6, 2018, the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate will have a new voice floating across the radio waves in northeastern Pennsylvania. Adam Marco. Marco joins the RailRiders as the director of broadcast and media relations after spending the last 11 seasons at different stops in Minor […]

Comments - 8:25 pm - updated: 9:26 pm.

RailRiders’ Josh Olerud named International League’s top executive

Josh Olerud isn’t one to talk about himself. So when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders team president, COO and general manager had the chance to comment on being named the International League Executive of the Year on Thursday, he immediately deflected to the rest of the front office. For Olerud, this honor spoke most about the effort […]

Comments - 8:53 pm - updated: 10:53 pm.

Triple-A National Championship Notebook: IL president Randy Mobley happy with turnout

MOOSIC — It was still over an hour until first pitch and fans were working their way through the front gates of PNC Field, but Randy Mobley was happy with what he was seeing. After months of planning, stressing and hard work, the Triple-A National Championship Game was finally here. “This is going to sound […]

Comments - 11:48 pm

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